In December 2004, a tsunami generated by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake devastated the southern coast of India. Researchers are studying ways to improve their models of tsunamis and tidal waves and determine forecasting methods to improve safety and limit destruction.
In the past, wave motion was measured by probes inserted into a wave tank, creating interference with the simulated wave action. Here, scientists use the ProAnalyst 1-D Line Tracking toolkit to position lines along the water's edge and track a wave's motion.
ProAnalyst software provides detailed, non-contact analysis for fluid dynamics models.